Savings undercut pipeline upkeep
Overconfidence in leak prevention at BP among report’s findings, but larger budgets alone would not have averted Prudhoe mishaps
Anchorage Daily News
BP lacked a good process for assessing corrosion risk in Prudhoe Bay pipelines, and corrosion fighters were forced to make “tradeoffs” to meet budget targets, a BP-hired consultant found.
The report from Booz Allen Hamilton, a McLean, Va., consulting firm, emerged May 16 as BP’s top U.S. executive,....
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